Confirmation of cuts to the State’s CRC Network in the McGowan Government’s first budget has triggered a grassroots campaign to demonstrate the value and importance of CRC services to regional communities.
Support our CRCs was launched today, with Member for Warren Blackwood, Terry Redman throwing his support behind the campaign.
“Our regional communities are appalled by the 40 per cent cut to funding for CRCs in the State Budget,” Mr Redman said.Read more
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman expressed his frustration and disappointment that regionally based aged and disability pensioners will end up the losers as the current McGowan Labor Budget rules out any Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases to the Fuel Card.
“It is disgraceful that the McGowan Labor Government has targeted a program that benefits aged and disability pensioners in a bid to save a few dollars,” Mr Redman said.Read more
Royalties for Regions is not resting in peace – it is pulled apart, decimated and hurting!
The McGowan Labor Government budget will use $861 million from Royalties for Regions to pay for essential government services such as health, education and water in the regions. This means money that has always come from general government funds will now be paid from Royalties for Regions, reducing the amount available for regional economic and social development.Read more
Comments by Alannah McTiernan (Royalties pot to fund Budget fix, News, September 2-3) give us the strongest indication yet that Thursday’s budget will see us returning to the dark old days where regional WA was an afterthought.
Royalties for Regions was introduced by the Nationals in 2008 as a strategy to address the long standing service and infrastructure deficit in regional WA. And what's more, it didn't happen without the leverage that comes from holding the balance of power in the Legislative Assembly. A position hard won by the bush.Read more
Plans to construct a sewerage disposal system for Boyup Brook residents have been struck out by the WA Labor State Government, says Warren-Blackwood MP Terry Redman.Read more
Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman MLA is calling the State Government to action over revelations Nannup Timber Processing Mill is shutting its doors.Read more
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman is encouraging farming families to use 2017 National Farm Safety Week as the impetus to talk about all aspects of safety across the farm.
Now in its 19th year, this year’s National Farm Safety Week will take place from July 17-21, and will centre on the theme “creating a resilient, safe and healthy ag community”.
“When I was principal of Denmark Agricultural College, I stressed the importance of safety to students, as farm-related incidents account for a significant number of workplace injuries and fatalities in Australia,” Mr Redman said.Read more
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, expressed his disappointment over the limited number of regionally based attendees invited to the Bushfire Mitigation Summit held in Mandurah.
Mr Redman said he was surprised and astounded that many bushfire brigades in his electorate were not invited to the McGowan Government’s ‘once off’ Bushfire Summit.
“Bushfire mitigation strategies and the proposed regional fire service are very important issues that have serious consequences for communities in the South West. I would have thought Bushfire Brigades in this area would be invited to contribute to such significant issues,” Mr Redman said.Read more
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman stated that he and his Nationals WA colleagues intend to fight for the retention and autonomy of the Development Commissions and the local employment of their staff.
Prior to the election, the Labor Party stated that they supported the Regional Development Commissions, so it is interesting that so soon in Government Minister MacTiernan has stated that Development Commission staff will be employed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.Read more
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, stated he was disappointed that the newly released Federal budget outlined underwhelming funding for mobile communication towers.
“You would think that something as fundamental as regional communications would be a priority,” Mr Redman said.
Up-to-date communication technology is vital for regional businesses, agricultural practices and tourism, as well as the safety of families.Read more